The MONTCLIMA project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) by means
of the Interreg SUDOE programme
Mountain areas are among the territories most affected by natural hazards and these risks are expected to increase due to the effects of climate change (more severe droughts, higher average temperatures, and changes in the rainfall patterns). These risks do not respect administrative limits (for example, fires that cross borders in continuous forest areas) and need transnational coordination.
In addition, the SUDOE area is one of the regions of the world that is suffering most from the effects of climate change and will also do so in the future (IPCC, 2014).
By strengthening a risk-based approach to climate change, the project is aligned with international agreements such as the United Nations Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
The MONTCLIMA project will develop the first transnational strategic framework for prevention and management of natural hazards in mountain areas for the SUDOE territory.
Strategic objective 1
Capitalising on successful cases of forms of governance and practical initiatives for prevention and management of natural hazards.
Strategic objective 2
Design of a methodology for the development of a transnational strategic framework for risk prevention and management in SUDOE mountain areas.
Strategic objective 3
Test the transnational strategic framework in pilot territories for the abovementioned hazards.
Strategic objective 4
Communication and dissemination of results and tools.
Total Budget: € 1.401.811
ERDF: € 1.051.358
Start: July 2019
End: December 2021